World Views | Where’s the sympathy for lonely young people

  Imagine a condition so bad for your health, it reduces your life expectancy as much as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. It weakens your immune system and carries an increased risk of

Analysis| Irksome in Iceland, brusque in Britain? US envoys draw ire

In Iceland, a nation so safe its president runs errands on a bicycle, U.S. Ambassador Jeffery Ross Gunter has left locals aghast with his request to hire armed bodyguards. Gunter has

Criticism of LegCo election decision callous

The Hong Kong Special Administration Region government had no choice but to postpone the 2020 Legislative Council election in the face of the surge in novel coronavirus infections. Those trying

World Views | Why big nations have been brought low by the pandemic

India is now the epicenter of the global coronavirus pandemic. It ranks just behind the U.S. and Brazil in confirmed cases and is growing faster than either. The total rose

China Daily | Decoupling will also hurt US and its firms

  Sino-U.S. relations have taken a turn for the worse, prompting many analysts to say the world’s two largest economies could be moving toward decoupling. As two highly interdependent economies, can China

World Views | Working from home is terrible news for landlords everywhere

  Early on in the pandemic, reports of the death of the office appeared greatly exaggerated. But as Covid-19 lingers, and second infection spikes dot the global map, something is changing

Our Desk | The Dead Artists Society – Part 1

Recently, a new artist-led movement has emerged, taking (mostly) social media platforms by storm. Under the motto ‘Support living artists, the dead ones don’t need it,’ the movement tries to present

World Views | Poor countries are running out of time to get rich

  The United Nations currently predicts that by 2027, India will overtake China as the world’s most populous country. Estimates suggest India and Nigeria will together add 470 million people in

World Views | Brandy and gin are the perfect drinks in a pandemic

  Lockdown has us all reaching for the brandy. That’s a tonic for high-end liquor makers, but a worry for brewers of mainstream beers. French spirits group Remy Cointreau SA said this

World Views | As the EU evolves, it’s jerks against creeps

  Europe will be “forged in crises,” said Jean Monnet, a founding father of what became the European Union. For decades it’s been a favorite quote of Europhiles, and this week’s pandemic

Opinion | Conferences work better when everyone stays home

I was helping to organize would have to take place virtually. I believed that our event was doomed to become the academic analog of a cooking show — a pale

Our Desk | Manners maketh man (person)

Preamble: Using the word “man” at the (near) end of the title in no way signifies my approval of referring to all of humankind with one single gender. Apart from Colin

The Conversation | Mandatory face masks might lull people into taking more coronavirus risks

  Governments all around the world are trying to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Making it mandatory for people to wear face masks is a policy that has gained favor

World Views | The US needs to make India a bigger trade partner

  Conflict between China and India has made it urgently necessary for the U.S. to deepen its economic integration with the latter country, through increased trade and investment. On June 15,

Editorial | Truth or dare

“The truth is nice but a rumor is priceless.” We did not have to wait for a revision of our own National Security Law under article 23 of the

World Views | You want the truth? You can’t handle total lockdown

  Second waves of coronavirus outbreaks may not mean reimposing blanket restrictions on activity in Asia. The region’s economies, which have seen more than half a century of growth grind to

World Views | India digital future means a Google search

  For a long time, U.S.-based internet giants entertained the idea of finally accessing the world’s biggest market and tapping into a base of more than 1.3 billion potential consumers. Now, just as the

Our Desk | The opportunities in #quaranfood

The outbreak of the global pandemic felt in Macau during the last weeks of January has brought forth several changes which many now consider the new normal. Covid-19 has driven life

World Views | Our past is racist and bigoted. How do we face it?

  The past is never dead. It’s not even past. William Faulkner’s famous line comes from a harrowing tale about two women in Mississippi. One is a Black nursemaid, Nancy, who is

World Views | Meet Donald Trump’s New Political Football: TikTok

It’s official. TikTok has become a political football. The surging social media app, owned by Beijing-based ByteDance Ltd., is ensnared in the escalating tensions between China and its global rivals. Last

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